Ladybower Reservoir, Bamford

Must see · World heritage site · Water Body · Nature / Park
Ladybower Reservoir is a large Y-shaped reservoir and one of the most popular tourist attractions in the area. It is also one of the largest bell-mouth spillways in the world. While the spillway offers a curious site, the surrounding scene is packed with natural beauty and serenity as well. This is a great place to spend your day walking, jogging, and biking around the trails. When you arrive, you can find more information at the Fairholmes visitors' center on the northern tip of Ladybower. Make Ladybower Reservoir part of your personalized Bamford itinerary using our Bamford trip planner.
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  • One of 3 dams along this stretch of valley which were used by the Dambusters to practice prior to their raid on the German Ruhr valley. If you drive up the reservoir to Fairholms car park you can...  more »
  • This road marks the end of the famous Snake Pass driving route through the Peak District. It also offers stunning views of the reservoir and the peaks. There is space for cars to park and for people.....  more »
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  • Beautiful and lovely views, great for long walks and runs. Parking is free by the side of the road I'd you can find any, else you can use Severn Trent car park which costs £3.00 for the whole day. If you plan to walk around the whole reservoir then plan at least 3 to 4 hours for this.
  • Very serene and pretty place. We went visited during long weekend and parking was difficult to find. One of the top places in peak district.
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